Welcome To
Moorten Botanical Garden

Cactarium, Nursery, and Event Venue!


Open Daily 10am-4pm
Closed on Wednesdays

Established in Palm Springs since 1938, this privately-owned arboretum was created to share the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants with everyone who visits. The featured desert trees, plants, and cacti come from around the world and range in size from miniature to giants!

The Moortens are desert plant specialists and invite you to their residence estate. Moorten Botanical Garden is a living museum of desert lore and has something of interest for everyone with glistening crystals, colorful rocks, ancient fossils, and pioneer and gold mining relics.

The classic collections on display are comprised of more than 3000 varieties of plants designed in concentrated habitats along a nature trail. In the world’s first Cactarium (a word coined by The Moortens), visitors will discover a special exhibition of rare plants seen nowhere else.

Cactus Castle, the Moorten’s Mediterranean style home, sits in the Palm Grove Oasis and has often been described as a haven of tranquility steeped in the charm of old Palm Springs.

Be sure to stop by our Nursery and take a piece or two of the desert’s treasures home with you!



Interested in having a wedding or event at Moorten Botanical Garden?

The Palm Grove Oasis is available for beautiful wedding, art exhibits, civic/cultural/social events, concerts, classes, receptions, meetings and mixers, fashion shows and much more!

Both the Botanical Garden and the Palm Grove Oasis are ideal settings for still photography and television, as well as on-locations film shooting.


As you walk through the front gates you will see our nursery to your left.
Please pay at the counter and be sure to get your map!

$5.00 — Adults and Seniors
$2.00 — Children 15 and Under
Free! — Children Under 5


Nothing currently scheduled.

Check back soon!